Bees are an often over-looked part of a health ecosystem, and we wanted to do our part to improve the local Somerville biosphere. There is one hive on the roof of CrossFit Somerville, with about 10,000 bees living and making honey. They are very friendly, and their location on the roof of the building means that no one is in real danger of being accidentally stung.
In their first season, our beehive has grown larger and stronger, but did not produce enough honey for us humans to take a cut. We believe that the first priority is making sure that the hive is healthy and provisioned enough to make it through the winter, and we are happy to collect honey if and when the bees have made enough to share with us.